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Old 09-23-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum as a member but not new to the RV lifestyle. I've been lurking from time to time for years on this site and have found it to be invaluable for information on a variety of subjects. A lot of smarts and experience here. As mentioned, not new to RV's. My current coach is a 2006 Intrigue and its the 3rd Intrigue I've owned since 1999.

I'm reaching out to the owners of this newer generation of Intrigue to see if anyone else is experiencing the discomfort that I am in the drivers seat. My first Intrigue was a 1996, no slides, Gillig chassis, pretty much bare bones compared to today's rigs and while it turned like the Nimitz, it was the most comfortable motorhome I had ever driven.

In 2006 I bought a 2002 Intrigue. Yeah, a few more bells and whistles, a little more power, awesome turning radius and pretty comfortable to drive. Not like the '96 but not bad. Sold that coach in 2011 and went on an RV hiatus until 2015.

Bought the 2006 and as all of you that own them know, its got ALL the bells and whistles. And as expected, even used, it has the normal problems that they are all plagued with. However, the one thing I can't figure out is how to survive in the drivers seat for more than an hour before my back and all of the other attached components begin to ache to the point that I need to get out of the seat.

I've used towels rolled up, cushions in the back, seat tilted back, titled forward, arm rests up, down, etc., and I cannot find the sweet spot. I don't see anything glaring about the seat that would cause the discomfort and it looks like the same Villa Seat that has been in the last two CC's I've owned. And, of course, I did not test drive it for an hour to make this discovery before purchase.

Sorry for the windy intro to my problem. I wanted to illustrate that I've had this seat before and was hoping that maybe someone else has gone through the same thing with a similar issue. I've contacted Villa in the hope that they could rework the seat but it doesn't look like they do that. I don't even know what I'd have them do anyway.

So, if any of you have had or have this problem with either the driver seat or complaints from the passenger side, let me know what you did to solve it.

Thanks for reading!

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Old 09-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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I have a 2008 Allure 430 and experience the same issues. While driving I change seat tilt and height every 30 minutes or so. That helps a little. I use a small cushion under one cheek and that helps now and then.

I visited Countryside RV Interiors in Junction City and they can rebuild the chair. They use different foam and re-shape the contours. At the same time, they can repair the vibrator and heat functions if broken.

I look forward to any other owners that have the issue and found a solution.

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Old 09-23-2017, 10:09 AM   #3
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My butt gets sore in my Villa seat so I use a Tempurpedic cushion. It helps a lot but I still stop every two hours to get up and walk around.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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Oh okay, let me be the one to suggest it: Could it be that you're getting older and hurt in places you didn't know you had. That's my problem.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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Originally Posted by Cooperhawk View Post
Oh okay, let me be the one to suggest it: Could it be that you're getting older and hurt in places you didn't know you had. That's my problem.
This is my issue as well. No cure that I'm aware of outside of ..... well you know.
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OK, thanks, that's good to know. I figured someone in Junction City would have a solution. I'm in CA so I'll keep that place in mind if I come up empty here.
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LOL Cooperhawk, I was wondering how long it would take for that observation to come into play!
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:57 AM   #9
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I just drove from WA to Fresno CA. Didn't notice any discomfort from the seat, but really wish the SmartWheel functions were working! Could have used the cruise control and wipers!
My leg got pretty tired and my speed varied more than I wanted.
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Sounds like you have tried everything to improve the comfort of your seat to no avail. Kind of like a bed mattress, once it becomes uncomfortable it's time for a new mattress. My seat is very comfy, but if it starts to bother my back...it's gone.
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Welcome to the gang!!!

I'm not clear what your latest CC is, another Intrigue?

I had a friend with a Diplomat, and he bought some chairs from a RV Salvage/Recycler that had been in an Executive. He said it was a night and day difference. So, you might check around and see what might be available. Also check with some of the shops that do work on CC's, as they will sometimes have pairs that are removed as part of a make over. Oregon Motor Coach, Premier, Etc.

And yeah, between more frequent restroom stops for me and the dawg - I find that getting up and moving a bit every few hours really helps!

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Old 09-23-2017, 05:29 PM   #12
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Yeah, Smitty, I see that wasn't clear, but it's a 2006 Intrigue. Thanks for helping me clarify that.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:52 PM   #13
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Same coach, same problem. I try to adjust the seat to get the knees higher than the butt, and recline the whole thing back a bit. Also, moving it forward helps, as does extending the seat bottom. It is the old Some Days are better than others, but the usual max is around 2 hours. In some ways I like that, as getting up and walking around the outside is a good thing for circulation and posture and stuff. We are still under 60,000 miles, and the Silverleaf insists the average speed has been around 45, so the seat should not be failing from excess use, unless my predecessors had issues we best not discuss. Hoping you find the Final Solution and share the results.
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If you guys are sitting on that fat wallet stuffed full of 100 dollar bills and credit cards, take it out of your pocket. A wallet makes one cheek sit higher than the other and will cause pain in the long run even if you can't feel it now.

I haven't had a wallet in my back pocket in years and am still able to to a 800 mile day when I need to with no pain

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